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27. 07. 2014.

The Lodz Film School at the 17th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) in Mexico, which this year features Polish Cinema. (SEE PHOTOS)

GIFF is recognized as the most important film event for young filmmakers in Latin America. It takes place in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato in Mexico. Each year, about 2,500 film entries from over 100 countries are sent to the festival competition, and the festival itself is frequented by 90,000 viewers, who for 10 days watch over 400 films screened from 9 a.m. until as late as 4 a.m. in 20 places including such unusual locations as underground streets and tunnels of Guanajuato, and cemeteries in both cities.

The Lodz Film School has prepared a few special events for the festival. One of them is a short Lodz Film School history told through student films made by the great school’s graduates, followed by comments of the former Dean of the Direction Dept. Prof. Andrzej Mellin. The screening programme ranges from student films from the late 40s - the school beginnings - up to the most significant films of recent years.,my-w-meksyku.html

Another event is "A Short History of Polish Cinema" comprising classics of the Polish Cinema. Mexican viewers will see among others: "Knife in the Water" by Roman Polański, "Ashes and Diamonds" by Andrzej Wajda, "Heroism" by Andrzej Munk, " The Hour-Glass Sanatorium" by Wojciech Jerzy Has and "Blind Chance" by Krzysztof Kieślowski. Dr Jakub Mikurda, a Lodz Film School lecturer, will give a lecture on Polish Cinema.

There will also be a film presentation of the Lodz Film School consisting of two 90-minute-long screenings of recent fiction, documentary and animation student films. The school has also prepared two types of DVDs with student films.,chupicuaro-zaprasza-na-etiudy-szkoly-filmowej.html Polish and Mexican students have entered a competition for the best film entirely produced at the festival within 48 hours.,chupicuaro-zaprasza-na-etiudy-szkoly-filmowej.html

Photos: Joaquín del Paso, Jagoda Murczyńska